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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Entries in Sunday Sweets (430)

Sunday
Jul012012

Sunday Sweets: A Salute To All Nations, But Really Just America

You guys, we've only got a few days left to whip up some patriotic Sweets for the Fourth of July!

But don't worry; you can totally make this: 

By Cake Central member CakeADoodle

Er...right?

I mean, just whip up a three-tiered cake, and then hand cut all that little bunting and stars and stripes, and then sculpt a cute little Uncle Sam, and you're golden!

 

Or, if you're more of a cupcake kinda gal:

 

By Cakes by Jyl 

 I like the springy bits shooting out of the candle. 

Also, for future reference: when I say I'll just have one cupcake, this is the size I'm talking about.

 

Here's a rockin' abstract design:

By JessiCakes

I'm digging those fireworks bursts - they remind me of all the cool retro styles from the 50s.

 

And check out the adorable ribbon bow and curly Q top spray on this one!

By My Cake School

 

If cookies are your thing, then you're going flip for these perfectly piped firework cookies:

By Sweet SugarBelle

(Hit the link for a how-to!)

 

I couldn't find a Declaration of Independence cake, but I like the aged "parchment" scrap on this one:

By M-I-Reilly

 Pretty roses, too!

 

It's always a treat to see mostly fondant-free Sweets with icing this smooth and corners this sharp:

By Cake Central member Krystina418

Simply gorgeous. And don't you love that font for the USA?

 

If you can't decide between cake and cookies, here's an idea: put your cookies on your cake!

By CC member GeminiRJ

 What a great idea! Cookies are a much tastier alternative to fondant accents, too.

 

I just realized this next one is the only sculpted cake in today's post:

By CC member Connie1027

So hats off to you, Connie!

 

This final Sweet was made for the Fourth, but it'd also work beautifully for Memorial Day. It incorporates WWII recruitment posters printed in edible ink, one for each branch. I'm not usually a fan of edible images, but this time it really works:

By LuLu's Sweet Art

 I love the ribbon and classic stars and stripes bunting, too. 


Have a wonderful Fourth, my fellow Americans! And happy Canada Day, Canadians! And to everyone else: I hope you enjoyed the parade of red, white, and blue. :)

Sunday
Jun242012

Sunday Sweets Goes To The Beach

There's 104 days of summer vacation
And school comes along just to end it
So the annual problem for our generation
Is finding a good way to spennnnd it...

By The Uncommon Cakery

And what better place to spend your summer vacation than at the beach? Phineas and Ferb obviously agree, and who can argue with those guys?

 

So snap open your lounge chairs and get ready to enjoy today's beachy-keen sweets. Starting with this lovely:

By The Cake Zone

Ahhh. I actually feel more relaxed just looking at this. How people can bring themselves to eat these exquisite creations, I'll never undersand.

 

And you're going to love this collection of underwater friends...

By amateur baker Kristina H.

and anemones.

 

Let's all wave hello to this next one...

Submitted by Pearl H.and made by *JNFerrigno

'cuz I hear it brings good tidings!

(Ok, ok, I'm sorry about all the beach puns. No matter what I do they just keep rolling in. But seriously, isn't this cake swell?)

 

Now here's a tasteful take on a beach-themed wedding cake:

By Sheryl Brou

I love that they didn't go overboard.
(Sea what I did there?)

(Ugh, I'm sorry! I'm even annoying myself now. I'll try to reel it in.)

 

Here's a sweet little seahorse. I think it's totally cute:

By Courtney's Cakes

Water you thinking a boat it?

 

Sorry! I can't help it. I'll just go with the flow.

By Cakery Creation

Like the tiny pearl bubbles floating along the gentle waves of this cake. Simply buoy-tiful.

 

And I love the graduating colors of fondant here, and the dusting of "sand:"

By Diane's Sweet Treats

Tangent time: I once had a good friend who enjoyed eating actual sand. Turns out she was deficient in some essential mineral. Which was a relief, since we were about to take her to the lagoony bin.

 

It's a shore bet she would have loved this sand castle cake though:

By Creative Mom-2-Five

The "sand" is crushed Nilla wafers, should you care to recreate this look for yourself or a loved one who does not enjoy eating actual sand.

 

There's so much goodness in this next sandy scene, how shell I ever pick a favorite?

I love the pinwheels and the tiny picnic in the corner.

By Cakes by Samantha

Oh, and the embossed pattern on the mini tablecloth! Great little detail.

 

This final cake is so incredible and realistic you'll swear it's alive. I squid you not.

By Avalon Cakes

Wow, that sucker is beautiful!
(Specifically, the third one from the bottom.)

Whale, I hope you got your fill of beach-themed sweets (and puns) today. I'm sure you're clamoring for more, but that should tide you over for a while!

 

As always, if you have a Sweet to nominate, send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.